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Give a Frock Friday

By Heidi @missfinn

Give a frock Friday

Le Breton, the famous blue and white stripe made famous by Coco Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier‘s inspiration for this haute Spring Summer 2000 haute couture gown.  This image was photographed by Stefano Pandini as part of  Jean Paul Gaultier’s “Pain Couture” installation at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain.  For me, this image evokes a feeling of the haute life in Paris – “but of course I wear my couture when I visit une boulangerie!”

Jean Paul Gaultier himself is hardly ever photographed without his signature le breton, his name and brand are synonymous with the classic blue and white stripe. With his debut installation, “Pain Couture” – Gaultier “aligns his own art with a craft France celebrates daily”.  Cynthia Rose of Crafts magazine adds that “Gaultier cleverly gives weight to his industry’s firm contention that the haute couture is a national need, every bit as vital to French identity as the baguette.”

Enjoy your weekend. xx

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